Q AND A 2018-01-16T19:25:33+00:00


Yes, this tournament is held under the sanction of USA Boxing, Inc. Northern California LBC #38

The tournament dates are September 22nd and 23rd 2018. We will have a meet and greet Friday, September 21st from 6 pm to 9 pm at the Dreamland Boxing Gym.

The tournament will be held at the
Dreamland Boxing Gym
2047 Woodard Rd, San Jose, CA 95124

SEPTEMBER 21st 2018
Meet and Greet / Check-In at the Dreamland Boxing Gym 6 pm to 9 pm
SEPTEMBER 22nd 2018
Weigh-ins 8 am to 10 am
Final matchups and brackets 10 am to 12 pm
Bouts start at 1 pm – 5 pm (end time will depend on number of entries)
Masters Dinner and Get together (Location to be announced) All masters, family members, and spectators are welcome to join us.
SEPTEMBER 23rd 2018
Weigh-ins 8am – 10am
Championship Bouts start at 12 pm – 4 pm (end time will depend on number of entries)
End of tournament celebration (all master boxers, family members, and spectators are welcome to join us)

Now – July 22nd 2018 = $80
After July 22nd 2018 = $100

Yes, there will be catering. Dreamland will have a separate section for food and Beverages with tables and seating.

This is a Masters Boxing Tournament so in order to compete, you must be 35 years of age and older. If you are not familiar with Masters Boxing but are 35 years of age or older and would like to compete, scroll down to our BECOME A MASTER BOXER section for full details.

The Dreamland Masters Boxing Tournament will have 3 one and a half minute rounds with 1 minute rest periods in between rounds.

If your coach or trainer is not able to attend the tournament with you, we will have USA Boxing registered and certified coaches that can work your corner for you. Best practice is to let us know ahead of time and we can pair you up with a trainer at the meet and great Friday night.

USA Boxing approved Masters Boxing Headgear (currently only available through Ringside and Title). The master’s headgear is very specific and is mandatory.
International master boxers must have AIBA or USA Boxing masters headgear.
Handwraps, protective cup, Mouthpiece (the mouthpiece cannot be color red).
Competition Apparel:  Boxing trunks must have a contrasting waistband. (tape around the waist of the trunks to differentiate colors from trunks and top will no longer be allowed)

No, 16oz USA Boxing approved masters competition gloves will be provided.

You will be matched up by 3 categories
AGE: The age difference between competitors shall be no more than ten (10) years younger or ten (10) years older.
EXPERIENCE: Novice = 0 to 10 bouts / Open = 11 or more bouts.

Weight class lbs Weight differential
108 lbs 8 lbs
114 lbs 8 lbs
123 lbs 8 lbs
132 lbs 8 lbs
141 lbs 10 lbs
152 lbs 10 lbs
165 lbs 10 lbs
178 lbs 15 lbs
201 lbs 15 lbs
over 201 lbs no limit


What do I need to compete as a master boxer?

First, you must be 35 years of age or older in order to compete as a master boxer. This is an amateur division sanctioned by USA Boxing so no pros or former pros in combat sports (Boxing, MMA, Kickboxing) can compete in the division. To compete you must first register with USA Boxing as a Master Boxer. You will be required to have a physical done (if 45 years of age or older you must have an EKG done every 5 years.) and cleared as fit to box by your physician. Once you have been cleared by your Doctor and have all the proper paperwork done, you would need to send the required paperwork to your local boxing commission. It can take 2 to 3 weeks to receive your yellow passbook and once you receive it you just need your Doctor to sign it and you are ready to compete. When you sign up to compete, make sure your physical and EKG results are in your passbook or you will not be able to compete.